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JDS Shimokita (LST-4002)
JDS Shimokita at Naval Review
Career (Japan)
Name: Shimokita
Builder: Mitsui, Tamano
Laid down: 30 November 1999
Launched: 29 November 2000
Commissioned: 12 March 2002
Homeport: Kure, Hiroshima
Status: in active service, as of 2022
General characteristics
Class & type: Ōsumi-class Landing Ship, Tank
Displacement: 8,900 long tons (9,000 t) standard
Length: 178 m (584 ft)
Beam: 25.8 m (85 ft)
Propulsion: Diesels (26,000 bhp)
Speed: 22 knots (25 mph; 41 km/h)

Shimokita is a Ōsumi class LST of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

The ship was built by Mitsui, Tamano and commissioned into service on 12 March 2002.[1]


  1., LST Osumi Class, shiplist

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